This is a blog about my life as an empty nest mama. It will be about family, quilting, cats, and just life.
Friday, June 25, 2010
It finally quit raining every day. I was afraid to go look at the garden, but it wasn't bad at all. I am so glad that I weeded it all before the rains started. It only took me about an hour yesterday to weed it and run the tiller through it. The biggest problem is morning glories. Those things are a pain. I went back down today to take a few pictures and found 4 or 5 that I missed yesterday. Everything is looking good. I can hardly wait for that first tomato!
The sweet potatoes are vining out. I am trying to train them to run along the hill instead of over all the garden. LOL
Zucchini is growing fast. I keep it dusted because we have a terrible time with squash bugs. I hate those pests. They have destroyed our crop many times. So I figure Sevin dust is better than no crop.
Eggplant and bell peppers are doing well. We both love eggplant. I can eat stuffed peppers every day.
The green beans are looking healthy. I can just taste them now with some onion and a little chopped bacon. My mouth is watering. Kevin and I were just talking yesterday about how nice it will be to eat out of the garden. I think we are going to try planting a fall garden in July. I was too late to plant lots of my cold loving veggies this year.
Sorry about my shadow in the picture, but I had the sun behind me. You can still see my beans. I think downsizing the garden this year was a wise decision. I am actually enjoying it again. It doesn't seem so overwhelming. I don't even mind so much using Katie, although she does tend to drag me around the garden a bit. LOL
I am about ready to head to town to get groceries. If I am not too tired and have time when I get back, I will do a post on a quilt I created in EQ7. I call it Patriotic Shoo Fly. I am using the very simple Shoo Fly block with some red, blue and white fabrics I found in my stash. Kevin says it looks nice. I have 6 blocks done and the rest cut out.